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FriendFinder - helps friends locate each other

Discussion in 'App Announcements' started by jkbstanlick, Dec 10, 2009.

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    [​IMG] Friend Finder
    FriendFinder is an application integrated with Google Maps that will help you and your friends find each other no matter where you are. You can choose which friends can find you then fire off your location with just the click of a button; instantly your friends know exactly where to meet up with you AND they have a map with driving, walking, or public transportation directions. No more phone calls that sound like "No, I am on the other side of the street." or "Okay, now which section of the arena are you in?" You will love this app!!!

    Example
    Let us suppose we have the following people who each have FriendFinder installed on their phones. The table shows each person and who they have selected in their Your Friends on their phone and which friends they would be able to find on their Find Friends tab.

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    Tom must be a popular guy! Everyone selected Tom as their friend and wants Tom to be able to find them, but Tom has not selected anyone as his friend so nobody can find him. As you can see, just because some allows you to find them does not mean you have to return the favor!

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    Your Location is how you update your location and optional note for your friends to see. This is how FriendFinder guides your friends to you.

    Your Friends is where you select friends who will have permission to find you. You can uncheck friend(s) at any point if you no longer wish to allow them access to your location.

    Find Friends contains friends who selected *you* as their friend. You can touch these friends and get maps with directions to the location they last updated.

    If you have any questions please visit DroidWill.com
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    cool..gotta try this out.

    btw..if i have friends with iphone. can we do this too for droid to non-droid users? i know iphone has a different app. how does that work?
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    FriendFinder availability

    Thanks so much for your interest!

    Unfortunately FriendFinder is only available for Android.

    This is our first Droid app so we are very interested in any feedback you may have.
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    This is nice. May I ask what is your killer feature over Latitude, which is built in Google Maps? Can it be any more precise? Can FF know your location automatically without having to push a button to update?
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    Thanks broosewee --

    FriendFinder is *as* accurate as Google in terms of acquiring your location, since it uses the same underlying techniques. Of course, neither are accurate if you can't get a fix on the satellites. The reason I designed the "fire a flare" to update your location is on account of constantly updating your coordinates in real-time can be a real drain on your battery.

    I have played with Latitude a little and from what I can tell it is not as friendly to use as FriendFinder. Wow, maybe I should call this FriendlyFriendFinder!

    Peace,
    Scott (lead Android developer)
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    FriendFinder also gives you more control over what friends can see your current location than Latitude.
    Thanks again for your interest!!!
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    can u give us ur source code to study??
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    google maps update just came out with friend finder as well.
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    do you mean GOOGLE LATITUDE??
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    Lattitude or Friend Finder

    Can anyone compare/contrast Friend Finder with Latitude for me? I'm trying to decide between the two for my wife and I. Thank you.
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    Nice app. thanks :)
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